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DownTheLine
08-03-2009, 09:47 PM
How old are you?

How much do you play?

If your in high school or collage what is your number on the team?

DownTheLine
08-03-2009, 09:49 PM
15

Everyday 3+ hours

Played 6 last year for high school most likely will play 2 or 3.

SethIMcClaine
08-03-2009, 09:54 PM
23
3+ every tuesday thursday and usually 2+ a couple other times a week

mcutilize
08-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Turned 15 in June

I play 3-5 hours a day

TennisNinja
08-03-2009, 10:00 PM
I'm 16 and I average 2 hrs a day.

fruitytennis1
08-04-2009, 06:00 AM
I'm 15. I play about 4 hrs a day mon-friday in summer. Played 4 last year and I think I will be 2-3 this year but we have a foreign student coming in so I will probably play 3.

jonnythan
08-04-2009, 06:04 AM
I play 2-3.5 hours 3-5 times per week.

I'm not in school.

Miami83095
08-04-2009, 12:23 PM
Almost 14

Summer: About 18 hours on court a week
(Not including tournaments)
Winter: About 10 hours on court a week
(Not including tournaments)

For highschool, I play 2nd, 3rd singles and 1st and 2nd doubles.

papatenis
08-04-2009, 01:35 PM
ideal weekly schedule for juniors (14-18) 2 hrs. hitting four days, two days match play, weight/cardio training three days a week, one day rest.

mcutilize
08-04-2009, 01:39 PM
ideal weekly schedule for juniors (14-18) 2 hrs. hitting four days, two days match play, weight/cardio training three days a week, one day rest.

ur supposed to be playing 20 hours a week including workout and play matches on weekend.

papatenis
08-04-2009, 01:47 PM
ur supposed to be playing 20 hours a week including workout and play matches on weekend.

that's if you want to get burned out.

SoCalDominates
08-04-2009, 03:04 PM
How old are you?

How much do you play?

If your in high school or collage what is your number on the team?

I'm 16

I play at least 5 hours a day

Im #1 on my high school. top 20 in SoCal

SoCalDominates
08-04-2009, 03:05 PM
that's if you want to get burned out.

More like that's if you want to get good.

Hrandyrko
08-04-2009, 03:14 PM
Age 14

6 hours a day

2nd singles

Blake0
08-04-2009, 04:38 PM
15, 2 hours a day. Not on weekends though.

フェデラー
08-04-2009, 05:12 PM
I would play more if I could but on 7 hours a week. I may do 11 hours next week. Its hard to find time or people to hit with.

myalterego
08-04-2009, 05:13 PM
17

2-3 hours a day, about 4-5 times a week.

Will most likely play 1st or 2nd singles.

TennisCoachFLA
08-04-2009, 07:06 PM
ideal weekly schedule for juniors (14-18) 2 hrs. hitting four days, two days match play, weight/cardio training three days a week, one day rest.

Well, papa you are right on but you won't convince these young guys though.

A properly designed practice session is well planned to work on specific items, very intense, portions of it spent right on the edge of current skill level, and is not nearly as long as 99% of players hit.

There is a new book called The Talent Code that compiles decades of research showing how "deep practice" is how the greats get great, and it is very intense and amazingly short. The great coaches such as John Wooden and the lady who developes all the Russian kids subscribe to the theory.

Like you say, cardio and weights provide the stamina and strength, the intense practice the skills improvement, the match play the experience.. You can not "deep practice" for 4 hours per day.

But unfortunately most players waste enormous amounts of time and energy hitting waaaaay more than they should and getting diminishing returns for their efforts.

T1000
08-04-2009, 07:08 PM
2 on the weekends not including tournaments (work full time). no one near me to hit with. 17 years old and taught my self by hitting off a wall. i'm gonna play 3 or 4 this year for my high school

SoCalDominates
08-04-2009, 07:41 PM
Well, papa you are right on but you won't convince these young guys though.

A properly designed practice session is well planned to work on specific items, very intense, portions of it spent right on the edge of current skill level, and is not nearly as long as 99% of players hit.

There is a new book called The Talent Code that compiles decades of research showing how "deep practice" is how the greats get great, and it is very intense and amazingly short. The great coaches such as John Wooden and the lady who developes all the Russian kids subscribe to the theory.

Like you say, cardio and weights provide the stamina and strength, the intense practice the skills improvement, the match play the experience.. You can not "deep practice" for 4 hours per day.

But unfortunately most players waste enormous amounts of time and energy hitting waaaaay more than they should and getting diminishing returns for their efforts.

Well really all I can say is that it worked/works for me. Went from 70 to top 15 in SoCal and 600 to 120s in the nation in 8 months from upping my playing time and spending lots and lots of time on court playing.

DownTheLine
08-04-2009, 07:44 PM
Well really all I can say is that it worked/works for me. Went from 70 to top 15 in SoCal and 600 to 120s in the nation in 8 months from upping my playing time and spending lots and lots of time on court playing.

That's what I was thinking.

I mostly lift weights in the winter.

riponeverything
08-04-2009, 09:02 PM
play 2-3 in school year and 4 plus in the summer.
num 1 on my hs team and top 200 in the nation

papatenis
08-05-2009, 11:17 AM
ideal weekly schedule for juniors (14-18) 2 hrs. hitting four days, two days match play, weight/cardio training three days a week, one day rest.

this schedule is based on you playing and training full time, (year round)
i know that you young guys are crazy about tennis. this schedule is to slowly/safely improve your game (long haul) but dont overdue it because once you get injured/over use injury, you'll be out of tennis for weeks and months, meaning you will miss important tournaments, school matches, etc.
this happened to my daughter, she missed 3 months due to injury, lost alot of ranking points (missed winter nat'l, couple level 3 nat'l) but most of all, her game could not improve during that time

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 11:32 AM
When i started playing at age 7 i played with my friend 2-3 times a week, when i was 10 i strted practicing (according to my dad) 10-12 hours a week all the way up to i was 15, then i practiced 16-18 hours a week + physical training and light weights in the gym, from 21-25 when i played professionally a week without tournaments i practiced smarter i think and with more quality, id say around 10-14 hours a week. Nowadays, 3 hours a week. The feeling you get from smacking that ball is just irreplacable!

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 11:33 AM
this schedule is based on you playing and training full time, (year round)
i know that you young guys are crazy about tennis. this schedule is to slowly/safely improve your game (long haul) but dont overdue it because once you get injured/over use injury, you'll be out of tennis for weeks and months, meaning you will miss important tournaments, school matches, etc.
this happened to my daughter, she missed 3 months due to injury, lost alot of ranking points (missed winter nat'l, couple level 3 nat'l) but most of all, her game could not improve during that time
Sorry to hear that, how old is she?

papatenis
08-05-2009, 11:35 AM
Sorry to hear that, how old is she?

17, senior most important time of year for college recruiting, ranking was high enough to get into clay courts, but alternate for berkeley:(

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 11:41 AM
If you guys could think of the perfect schedule for a junior that's looking to improve immensly what would you guys have that junior do?

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 11:42 AM
17, senior most important time of year for college recruiting, ranking was high enough to get into clay courts, but alternate for berkeley:(
I see, where did she injure herself? Did you talk to her coach about it? a 17 year old girl should not have to be injured unless shes been on a crazy scheduele?

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 11:43 AM
If you guys could think of the perfect schedule for a junior that's looking to improve immensly what would you guys have that junior do?
I make a living of doing schedueles to tennis-players (also teach on court)
Im sure i could come up with a fairly good scheduele

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 11:44 AM
17, senior most important time of year for college recruiting, ranking was high enough to get into clay courts, but alternate for berkeley:(
An old friend of mine is on the Berkeley womens team

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 11:45 AM
I make a living of doing schedueles to tennis-players (also teach on court)
Im sure i could come up with a fairly good scheduele

Do you want to post one on here?

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 11:49 AM
Do you want to post one on here?
I guess i could do that,sure. What kind of scheduele do u want, is it for ONE specific person? how old is he/she? what level is he/she? How much is he/she practicing as of now? Doing these kind of things is extremely individual, a great scheduele might do wonders for one person and for another its totally garbage.

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 11:57 AM
I guess i could do that,sure. What kind of scheduele do u want, is it for ONE specific person? how old is he/she? what level is he/she? How much is he/she practicing as of now? Doing these kind of things is extremely individual, a great scheduele might do wonders for one person and for another its totally garbage.

One Person.
15 Boy.
4.0-4.5.
3-5 hours a day.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 12:02 PM
One Person.
15 Boy.
4.0-4.5.
3-5 hours a day.
Alright, im gonna have to look up the NTRP rating (American right?) since im not very familiar with that system. Ill get back to you.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 12:03 PM
One Person.
15 Boy.
4.0-4.5.
3-5 hours a day.
Just one question, 15 years old and 3-5 hours a day?? How much of that time is GREAT quality training and how much is "could have been much better"-training?

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 12:04 PM
Alright, im gonna have to look up the NTRP rating (American right?) since im not very familiar with that system. Ill get back to you.

Yes American. You can shoot me an E-mail when you get done. I'll send you a message.

Thank you.

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 12:14 PM
Just one question, 15 years old and 3-5 hours a day?? How much of that time is GREAT quality training and how much is "could have been much better"-training?

Well usually 1-2 hours of that is playing sets or matches with friends. Don't be fooled by the word friends though we play pretty serious.
The other 1-3 hours is just hitting.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 12:18 PM
Well usually 1-2 hours of that is playing sets or matches with friends. Don't be fooled by the word friends though we play pretty serious.
The other 1-3 hours is just hitting.
"just hitting"? Ok, ill make you a scheduele, i just wanna point out that the match-play should always be the last thing during a practice-session. Im sure they do it that way.

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 12:28 PM
Yea we hit then play a match or a set. If there is something we to work on we'll spend time on that to.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 12:35 PM
Yea we hit then play a match or a set. If there is something we to work on we'll spend time on that to.
Alright great, is the kid wellbuilt? tall? What would u say is his weaknesses? strenghts? physically and on the court?

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 12:41 PM
Alright great, is the kid wellbuilt? tall? What would u say is his weaknesses? strenghts? physically and on the court?

Well built
6'0-6'1/2
Weaknesses is BackHands and Volleys.
Strengths Serves and Forehands.
I am guessing for the last question your asking physically and mentally on court?

If so
In shape but could get better at it and mentally thinks he chokes alot when he's up 40-0 or 40-15 thinks he's still going to choke.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 12:53 PM
Well built
6'0-6'1/2
Weaknesses is BackHands and Volleys.
Strengths Serves and Forehands.
I am guessing for the last question your asking physically and mentally on court?

If so
In shape but could get better at it and mentally thinks he chokes alot when he's up 40-0 or 40-15 thinks he's still going to choke.
Alright great, i think i know what i need to know talk to u later.

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 12:59 PM
Ok thank you for making this!

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-05-2009, 01:42 PM
Ok thank you for making this!
No problems

Kick Serve 14
08-05-2009, 02:17 PM
15

3+ everyday

Singles 3

Larrysümmers
08-05-2009, 04:34 PM
16
3+ hours
high school varsity

DownTheLine
08-05-2009, 09:24 PM
No problems

Have you made any progress?

star 5 15
08-05-2009, 09:47 PM
just turned 16
been out since end of april with some back issues. i had 3 epidurals(no im not pregnant before anyone asks, there coridzon/steriod for inflamation) though and I started back this week all out. I was homeschooled in MS and I played 3-4 hours a day.
In HS I play 1 or 2 Singles or 1 dubs. Looks like this year I'll be playing 1 Singles if I'm healthy.

ckledzepplin
08-06-2009, 10:24 AM
16

usually 2-6 hours

DownTheLine
08-08-2009, 08:28 PM
Have you made any progress on the training sheet?

norcal22
08-09-2009, 10:41 PM
16

usually around 3 hours but much more during the summer and on weekends

Mikey Fresh
08-10-2009, 12:43 AM
Im 15

play at least 25 hrs a week(only mon-fri)

Lift(about and hour a day)

run(about and hour and a half a day)

Abs(about 20-30 mins)

done that for the past year and a half or so

and its all paid off cause im #1 on school varsity for singles doubles and mixed